From Family Voices- “Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”

Flyer is attached here and copied below. 

“Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”
Flyer information copied below:

Do you have COVID confusion?
Are you wondering how to keep your child and family healthy as our world reopens?
If so, please join us for:
“Riding the Waves of COVID-19: An Information Series for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities”

This brief webinar series will be held:
Tuesday, May 26 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part I: Dr. Vivek Balasubramaniam, “A look back and where we are now”

Wednesday, May 27 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part 2: Dr. Mary Ehlenbach, “A look forward and how to emerge from staying home”

Thursday, May 28 12:30 – 12:45 pm
Part 3: Stephanie Farrell, PhD, “Strategies and tools for maintaining and boosting resiliency”
To connect, go to: uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/j.php… Password: Families (32645437)

This series will be archived after June 1 on the Family Voices of Wisconsin website: familyvoiceswi.org/news

 

Connect and Share

Connect and Share is an activity where Regional Center staff set up in a local library on a Sturday to offer families a time to drop-in to: 

  • Get to know the services of the Northern Regional Center for Children and Youth with
    Special Health Care Needs
  • Make a Care Binder to organize your child’s medical and school information as a way to help
    track information from multiple specialists and therapies
  • Provide feedback on what trainings the Regional Center should offer locally
  • Help us map out resources in the area
  • Pick up Fact Sheets from Family Voices and booklets on various disabilities
  • Activities available for kids, including making fidgets while parents chat

When #SaferatHome was implemented we setup times for open conversation via Zoom in April to replace these but have discontinued them for right now. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in having a Connect and Share in your community once we are able to travel. 

Family Input needed

Your Input is Valuable- please fill out our survey regarding Family, Youth, and Community Engagement here

Parents Sought for Ongoing Feedback

The Northern Regional Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Center is looking for feedback from families through Parent Advisory Councils. We want parents to let us know what is working and what is not. We also would appreciate suggestions on additional trainings and programs. Additionally, these meetings will be an avenue for staff to provide updates on projects that we are developing.

We are looking for:

  • Parents/ primary caregivers of children with special health care needs and/or disabilities under age 22
  • Live in the 15 counties that are a part of the Northern Regional Center services area. 3 separate Parent Advisory Councils will be set up so that travel will be minimized. These three areas are divided up by color in the map below. 
  • Are willing to provide feedback and suggestions on CYSHCN supports and services

We will hold these meetings twice a year on a weekday evening with a phone/ video conference option as well. Dinner will be provided and parents can receive a gas card for mileage reimbursement if needed.

If you are interested in participating or want more information, contact Allison Lourash at 715-261-1906 or via email at Allison.lourash@co.marathon.wi.us.

 

Community of Practice on Autism Video Conference- March 10

Community of Practice on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities (CoP ASD/DD)

This year’s topic: Anxiety & ASD/DD: What we know and what we can do about it

Presentation topics include general information on anxiety and ASD/DD, anxiety in schools, suicide and a personal story.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

8:30am-12:30 PM, Registration opens at 8:15 AM

There is no charge for this event.

Register at go.wisc.edu/copmarch2020. You will choose your site when you register. CEU’s are being offered by the University of Wisconsin Superior Center for Continuing Education at cvent.me/9a3vAk. There is a fee associated with CEUs and they are only available for people who attend and sign-in at a host site.

Updated information will be posted on connections.waisman.wisc.edu/future-meeting/.

We will be hosting in Wausau but you can join in multiple sites across the state including Rhinelander, Park Falls, Ashland, Stevens Point